Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 10:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, well, well, what have we here? Hackers have gained access to internal documents from the Indian Military (shared on the web), and in it, it is revealed that RIM, Nokia, and Apple have added backdoors to their mobile software (BlackBerry, S40 (supposedly), and iOS) which the Indian Military's intelligence service then used to spy on the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the USCC). The backdoors were added by RIM, Nokia, and Apple in exchange for Indian market presence.
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RE: RIM != Nokia, Apple
by static666 on Mon 9th Jan 2012 16:09 UTC in reply to "RIM != Nokia, Apple"
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Remember Skype?

A closed-source, obfuscated app using a proprietary, obscure, closed protocol from those shady individuals, pioneers of early p2p techs?

Well, most users still think it not only does free calls, but also confidentiality, cause it has "encryption"! How do they know? Because Skype says so, they promised.

Now s/Skype/Blackberry/ :-)

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RE[2]: RIM != Nokia, Apple
by KLU9 on Wed 11th Jan 2012 19:44 in reply to "RE: RIM != Nokia, Apple"
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and it's already public knowledge that Skype for mainland China already has government access/backdoor and keyword censorship, you know... to protect the children from porn. Why do only the Chinese Communist Party think of the children???

And anyone in mainland China, even if trying to access the international Skype website, gets redirected to and the backdoor-ed version.

Edited 2012-01-11 19:45 UTC

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RE[3]: RIM != Nokia, Apple
by zima on Sat 14th Jan 2012 03:33 in reply to "RE[2]: RIM != Nokia, Apple"
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and, hm, Zfone appears sort of... dead (at least some free ZRTP implementations seem to be getting decent)

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